Wichita, KS — “Freeze everybody. Clap your hands.”
And give a round of applause to the internet’s newest dancing sensation.
“Someone approached me last night and told me I’m Officer Brown with the get down is their name for me,” Officer Aaron Moses chuckles.
While Moses admits he’s not sure where the name “Brown” came from, the video of him dancing at Wichita’s First Steps Cookout is proof the cop knows how to bust a move.
“I hit the Whip and the Nay-Nay; I got some lessons on that.”
The 25-year-old says he also got some lessons on life.
Born and raised in Wichita, Moses says he always dreamt of becoming a cop, never knowing others don’t feel the same way.
“I will never grow up and not know what it’s like to trust a police officer; and I think once you realize that it’s a pretty profound thing that affects the way you do everything.”
Especially how Moses does his job.
“I will never know what it’s like to grow up in a minority community, but I can try my hardest to serve them the best I can.”
Even if that means showing his silly side.
If I need to dance a little goofy and do the cha-cha slide to help people see that I’m a real person that I do care and that I trust you, then that’s what I’m going to do,” Moses explains.
Dance his way into a better relationship between police and people.
“Until we build an atmosphere of trust, care, and compassion with the people we serve, and those people accept that and trust in us, nothing is going to get better.”